With Mass Effect, Persona 5, and Doki Doki Literature Club, games teach us troubling things about love.
What’s the endgame goal for Sea of Thieves, and is there a character creator?
Our ever-rotating list of the best of the best for Sony's current-gen console.
Is locking up trolls the key to a pleasant high seas gaming experience?
STARTING SCREEN | Even though the IOC recognizes esports as a sport, the field has a long way to go for Olympics recognition.
Looking back on a crazy but enduring entry in the RPG canon.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' new map went from hyped to hated in just a few weeks. We track the reasoning of the shift.
With two Yakuza games now under their belt, Sega's localization team is going above and beyond for Yakuza 6.
Whatever expectations you have about esports, Hearthstone breaks the mold.
STARTING SCREEN | Why Monster Hunter: World's hunts feel massive but grounded.
How do you retrofit video game speedrunning rules over a real-life theme park? This former Lego Island speedrunner has a plan.
Ever wonder what Super Bowl LII would have looked like if it had been Vikings-Jaguars instead of Patriots-Eagles? Wonder no more.
What will Madden 19 look like? We have some ideas.
From Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy to Dream Daddy, here's what indie game creators who made a splash in 2017 look forward to in 2018.
STARTING SCREEN | As someone who writes about games for a living, I usually don't have the time to chase 100 percent completions. Celeste is changing that.
From The Florida Project and Everything to Dunkirk and Call of Duty: WW2, these are the 2018 Oscar nominees, as seen through 2017's games.
A true sense of community made Monster Hunter a giant in Japan, and now fans believe the time has come for Monster Hunter to take on the world.
From Bloodborne to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, sometimes video games are better spent watching a loved one play than playing yourself.
A decade ago, Burnout Paradise went in a radical new direction. We remember Criterion's classic racer on its 10th anniversary.
STARTING SCREEN | The linear single-player game isn't dead, but it is on the struggle.
Mike takes a look at the successor to the Ultima Underworld series.
STARTING SCREEN | We'd love to get around to Monster Hunter World, but there's that little matter of Dragon Quest Builders coming to the Switch...
Are you a bit lost looking at the roster of Dragon Ball FighterZ? We'll help you understand who these characters are.
If you want to enter the Dragon Ball universe with this upcoming fighter, we're here to help.
After the success of SSX, other likeminded extreme sports games like Cranked failed to come to fruition.
A follow-up for Super Mario Maker feels like a sure thing, and there are lots of ways the sequel can surpass the excellent original.
STARTING SCREEN | Speedrunning has its own language, and Games Done Quick over the years has only added to that vocabulary.
We're only skimming the year's bountiful harvest for independently developed games, but these are some of the most exciting that we know of so far.
There are a lot of big games coming in 2018, here's 30 we're looking forward to the most.
All our top 20 favorite games of the year in one tidy little place. Yay!